Saturday, November 21, 2009

Homemade Life

I went to a funeral this week. My childhood friends mom had a brain aneurysm and died at the age of 56. She didn't get to say goodbye, or hug her one last time, she just died. But even though she had to go through such a traumatic situation, her mother was truly an amazing woman.

Sharon (her mother) was my brownie and girl scout leader when I was a kid. She went to school for nursing and later taught nursing to others encouraging them the whole way, She was a cheerleader for her family and the activities they were involved in, she was a loving christian wife to her husband, she traveled to China with Patch Adams and went into the orphanages and cared for the children, she was active in her church, and when she was buried their was barely any standing room in the church.

So you're asking what does this have to do with a homemade life? Through her life, Sharon taught me that its what you do in life that matters. It matters to the garbage man who she used to put inspirational messages on the garbage can to lift him up. It matters to the nursing students who are now nurses who said without her they would have never made it through. Sharon chose a homemade life. She set out and put herself in charge of her life. She didn't allow others to make the decisions she made and she was in control of her actions.

I choose a homemade life because I want to be in charge of what I put on the table, in our mouths, and in our hearts. I think that when you choose to live a homemade life, you are choosing to live life to the fullest.

Even though Sharon is passed, she still continues to touch our hearts. She still continues to teach us good things, for when you open your heart to the idea of a homemade life......the possibilities are endless.

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